The former first lady Barbara Bush, who was first lady from 1989 to 1993, had been in failing health for some time and had declined further medical treatment.
The Clinton and Obama family will join the Bush family in Texas to mourn her passing and celebrate her life.
But the White House hasn’t announced President Donald Trump’s plans. It’s not that Trump isn’t going, he wasn’t invited.
Apparently, Donald Trump is not welcome at Barbara Bush’s funeral. When Jeb Bush ran for the Republican nomination, Trump used to call him “low-energy Jeb.”
Trump is also famous for holding grudges, so he probably didn’t like Barbara saying that she couldn’t imagine how “women can vote for someone,” especially after his comments about news anchor Megyn Kelly.
However, the Bush family do seem to like Melania. In a Wednesday morning interview on Fox Business Network, former first lady Laura Bush credits Melania with trying to smooth things over between the two families.
“She invited me to tea at the White House,” Laura Bush said. “She’s a beautiful woman, and very very lovely.”
“I think she will do really very well,” Laura Bush said of Melania’s first lady responsibilities.
Yesterday, Melania released a statement about Barbara’s passing, stating, “Our hearts are with the Bush family as we celebrate the life and mourn the loss of Barbara Bush.”
President Trump released a statement too, which he eventually deleted. It didn’t even have the right year of Barbara Bush’s passing on it.